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The first thing we have to tell you is that at this stage comes a litmus test: physical endurance. This stage is the longest of the eight, as from Camariñas to Muxía there are almost 33 kilometres, although it is not the most complicated in terms of relief, which is actually quite flat.

Moreover, as it happens at the end of stage 2 and the beginning of stage 3, this one goes into the Ría de Camariñas up to its beginning, in the estuary of the Río Grande de A Ponte do Porto, turning again to the West towards the Ocean, where it awaits us. Muxía with its Sanctuary of the Virgin of La Barca, her
sacred stones
and, of course, the lighthouse of Muxía.

Map

We leave Camariñas behind us following the AC-432 road, which we will leave to go down to Area da Vila beach towards the coast of Muxía. Here we must be very observant to continue the path, which seems to have no continuation, but at the opposite end of the beach we will find a path of great but short slope, with a rope that will help us to climb it. We continue along the Lingunde Beach to access a beautiful wooded path that runs laterally along the Ensenada de la Basa.

At the end of this one, a small stretch of the previous road leads us to a restaurant.

We continue walking on the opposite side of the inlet and we reach the “Areiña Branca Beach”, followed by the “Rego dos Coirós Beach”, where we will find a picnic area with a fountain and a shower. It is followed by Ariño Beach. The path will take us back to the road and we will find another restaurant. We continue along an asphalted rural track parallel to the road, which we will take again arriving at the village of A Ponte do Porto.
Village of A Ponte do Porto
We will cross the bridge over the Rio Grande.

In this villa we will find different services. We continue along the river walk that will take us to the Port of Cereixo, a small village with beautiful traditional granite constructions, such as the magnificent
Cereixo Towers
,
the tide mills
and the
Church of Santiago de Cereixo.

Church of santiago de Cereixo from Camariñas to Muxía

We continue and see that the estuary begins to open at “Area Grande Beach”, followed by Barreira Beach, Lago Lighthouse and the beautiful Lago Beach, where we will find bars and camping. We continue through the bucolic village of Merexo, where we will find another bar and connect with the pilgrims coming from Santiago de Compostela towards Muxía, on the Way of St. James to Muxía and Finisterre (we will meet them again in the next two stages).

We arrive at the village of “Os Muíños”, with some bars, and we deviate from the Jacobean route following the lighthouse route and passing by the beach of “Os Muíños”. We reach the village of Chorente, where we meet again the pilgrims to Muxía, with whom we will arrive through the beaches of Espiñeirido and the curious Playa de la Cruz, which only exists at low or medium tide.

We are at the gates of Muxía, our end of the stage.

We will walk along its promenade, passing by its port. We go up to the
Church of Santa María
to access the
Viewpoint of Monte Corpiño
The viewpoint of Monte Corpiño, with spectacular views of Muxía. Thus we arrive at the Punta de la Barca, with its
Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Barca
its sacred stones, the Lighthouse of Muxía, the La Herida Monument ( in memory of the Prestige oil tanker wreck), and one of the two kilometre 0 milestones on the Way of St. James to Muxía and Finisterre.

Santuario da virxe da barca from Camariñas to Muxía

We continue along the promenade of Punta de la Barca, opposite to the previous promenade, following the Way of St. James from Muxía to Finisterre, ending today’s walk in the square in front of the “Playa de O Coído”.

To be taken into account.

As already mentioned, this stage is the longest, although quite flat. We recommend to enjoy and savor it, its landscapes and heritage are exquisite. It will be a stage with many inhabited places and services from the exit of Camariñas, and it is possible that we will find pilgrims with a different route, although a common goal, Muxía and perhaps Finisterre, and we will surely meet them again en route.

Places of interest.

  • Tide Mills of Cereixo (on the route).
  • Church of Santiago de Cereixo (on the route).
  • Torres de Cereixo (on the route, not visitable).
  • Monastery of San Julián de Moraime (off the route).
  • Punta de la Barca (on the route).
  • Beaches and lighthouses.

Gastronomy.

  • Fish (conger eel, sea bass, etc.).
  • Seafood.
  • Codfish pie.

Photos

Hostels

Towns

Muxía

Town: Muxía

Povince: A Coruña

Population: 4.736

Camariñas

Town: Camariñas

Povince: A Coruña

Population: 5.209

Ponte do Porto

Town: Camariñas

Povince: A Coruña

Population: 969